Monday, January 7, 2013
There Goes The Neighbourhood (Part 2) !
A news roundup from last week's Sydney Morning Herald, giving us Aussies another bracing insight into the success of our immigration program. (I first exposed this situation in a posting on 22 June, 2011):
ITEM 1: When two men in traditional Middle Eastern dress sat down with the owner of a Bankstown restaurant recently, they were after one thing. At first they shared a hookah pipe and chatted amiably about religion, but the conversation quickly turned to extortion: they wanted $50,000 in exchange for ''protection''. The terrified restaurant owner told Fairfax Media they asked him a menacing question; ''Have you heard of the Brothers 4 Life?''
It's a question many south-west Sydney communities are grappling with as the vermin, in the form of a gang founded by the murderer Bassam Hamzy attempts to flex its muscles in Sydney again. With shootings and gun crime reaching fever pitch, the group's insignia of two crossed AK47 machine guns has appeared at crime scenes with increasing regularity.
In October, Yehya Amoud was shot dead as he and a friend, Bassam Hijazi, sat in an expensive Mercedes that bore the number plate B F L . And in August, a 16 year old boy was shot in the leg in a driveway scrawled with Brothers 4 Life graffiti. T-shirts with the insignia could also be seen being worn by ugly-looking men who were among the crowd during the violent Muslim protest in Hyde Park in September. Have you noticed, it is rare to spot a good looking man amongst this ilk? Seriously, underworld sources said the group was on a recruitment drive looking for Young Middle Eastern men who could act as foot soldiers and carry out drug runs and criminal acts in exchange for protection and power.
Wasn't the second generation meant to assimilate into the community the way their parents understandably could not? Opps! Seems we were given a false assurance.
ITEM 2: A father who took his son out for bike ride has been stabbed by a gang of teenagers who wanted a turn on the bicycle. According to police, the 58 year-old man was with his son in a park in the southwest Sydney suburb of Canley Vale last Saturday evening when three teenagers, aged about 15, asked to borrow the boy's bike. No doubt to steal it. The detail provided by the police media release was unaccountably missing from the newspaper's website; ''Investigators have been given only limited descriptions of the males involved, with all three being of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance and aged around 15 years. Some much for the ''lame-stream'' telling Australians the harsh facts of life in multicultural Australia.
ITEM 3: This is a doosey! Australia's biggest mosque has removed an online posting that called for a ''fatwa'' against Christmas...following harsh condemnation from religious communities. The Lakemba Mosque (see photo) had posted the religious ruling or ''fatwa'' on its Facebook page just before Christmas, warning followers it was a ''sin'' to even wish people a Merry Christmas. It followed a similar lecture during Friday prayers at this western Sydney mosque.
The head imam at Lakemba, Sheikh Yahya Safi, stupidly told the congregation during prayers that they should not take part in anything to do with Christmas. (Even though Islam holds Jesus in high regard as a prophet). Samier Dandan, the president of the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) confirmed to the press that the post had been removed from the mosque's Facebook page. He said a youth worker had copied the text of the fatwa from another Islamic website and it did not reflect Sheikh Safi's views of the LMA.
The Way I See It....of course, is we can choose to take comfort from the backtracking and weaselly excuse making -- as well as the condemnation by other more sensible Muslims. Or we might wonder what else is preached in Australia's biggest mosque that is not reported and therefore not recanted. It should be the responsibility of the Imam to get the word out, from the pulpit, Facebook or whatever to condemn the filth that has become the Brothers 4 Life and their actions or must Australians close the door on more potential Muslim Non-Assimilators?
Note: The census bureau tells us there are more Buddhists than Muslims in this country of ours. Yet, I cannot find a single reference in any of our newspapers of Buddhist Australians behaving badly. Maybe these Islamists should throw out the Koren as a guide to morality and substitute it with a more relevant and modern book, ''How To Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie.